Empathy and Stress – Women Are the Stronger Sex
This article links quite nicely with one from a couple of days ago about the benefits of stress. Brain blogger reports on studies that have looked at the differences between men and women in their stress response.
A study reported in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology placed male and female participants in moderately stressful situations that mimicked everyday stressful situations. Once stress was induced they were then tested to assess their levels of empathy. The tests included recognising emotions and judging the perspective of another’s situation. In all areas tested the mens responses were compromised compared to the women’s response. Their conclusion; that women are much more empathic in stressful situations than men.
Empathy and Stress – Women Are the Stronger Sex | Brain Blogger.